Category Archives: Media
How do you draw an editorial cartoon about murdering babies after botched abortions? Especially when readers won’t know what you’re talking about because the national media are ignoring the story?
That’s the case with the Gosnell murder trial in Philadelphia. I’ve been following it for a while on Fox News and a few blogs like Breitbart but nobody else (except the Philadelphia Inquirer and other local outlets) seemed to be covering it. That is until Kirsten Powers blew the lid off in a USA Today article about the curious incuriosity of the mainstream media.
With the cat out of the bag, others, including Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic and Megan Mcardle in The Daily Beast, began to question the media lack of interest. By that time it was Friday, the traditional bad news dump day.
As Human Events put it, the president “denounced political stunts during a political stunt”. Obama called the possibility of a Republican filibuster a political stunt and then flew off with family members of Sandy Hook victims to lobby Congress on gun control.
No relatives of Fast and Furious “gun walking” victims were invited.
Udate: Here’s an interesting Politico story about how professional and effective the lobbying of the Sandy Hook families is.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for a rebrand of the Republican party. He wants to shed its image of “stuffy old men”. The Republicans called it an autopsy report.
Here’s Jonah Goldberg on the Republican rise of libertarians like Rand Paul and the fusion of conservative and libertarian thinking.
You can laugh but even an unloaded pop tart is more dangerous than you think.
Says Mark Steyn, “You’re doomed, America, You’re done for. No society can survive this level of stupidity.”
As I write this, news comes in of T.J. Lane, a high schooler with a real gun who killed real people in Chardon, Ohio a year ago. He just received three life sentences without parole. In court he expressed his remorse with a smirk while wearing a t-shirt emblazoned “killer” in hand lettering. He turned to the members of his victims’ families and told them he masturbated to the memory and gave them the finger.
I think his prison term will be short.